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Setting default values in new row


Product Grid for Blazor


Is there any way to default the values that are used when I create a new row?

So for example, I have a row where I want to default a date to Jan 1st of the following year. However, when I add the row, it adds nulls to all fields and the date shows up as 1 Jan 1900 and there's a lot of fiddly clicking to set the right date.

Or, if the field is not nullable it would default to a zero or to a Jan 01 in the year 0001.


There are two ways to set default values in a new row:

Set them in the default constructor of the model class.

How to set default values in a new grid row

    public class SampleData
        public SampleData()
            // to set default values in the grid, use the default constructor of the model
            HireDate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(14);
            Salary = 1000;

        public int ID { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }

        public DateTime HireDate { get; set; }
        public decimal Salary { get; set; }
@* To set default values for the new row, use the default model constructor to set them
    The Telerik grid and editors will show the values your app provides *@

Click the <strong>Add</strong> button to see the default values for the HireDate and Salary fields

<TelerikGrid Data=@MyData EditMode="@GridEditMode.Inline" Pageable="true" Height="500px"
             OnUpdate="@UpdateHandler" OnDelete="@DeleteHandler" OnCreate="@CreateHandler">
        <GridCommandButton Command="Add" Icon="@SvgIcon.Plus">Add Employee</GridCommandButton>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.ID) Title="ID" Editable="false" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Name) Title="Name" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.HireDate) Title="Hire Date (has default value)" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Salary) Title="Salary (has default value)" />
            <GridCommandButton Command="Save" Icon="@SvgIcon.Save" ShowInEdit="true">Update</GridCommandButton>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Edit" Icon="@SvgIcon.Pencil">Edit</GridCommandButton>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Delete" Icon="@SvgIcon.Trash">Delete</GridCommandButton>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Cancel" Icon="@SvgIcon.Cancel" ShowInEdit="true">Cancel</GridCommandButton>

@code {
    async Task UpdateHandler(GridCommandEventArgs args)
        SampleData item = (SampleData)args.Item;
        var index = MyData.FindIndex(i => i.ID == item.ID);
        if (index != -1)
            MyData[index] = item;

    async Task DeleteHandler(GridCommandEventArgs args)
        SampleData item = (SampleData)args.Item;

    async Task CreateHandler(GridCommandEventArgs args)
        SampleData item = (SampleData)args.Item;
        item.ID = MyData.Count + 1;
        MyData.Insert(0, item);

    public List<SampleData> MyData { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        MyData = new List<SampleData>();

        for (int i = 0; i < 50; i++)
            MyData.Add(new SampleData()
                ID = i,
                Name = "Name " + i.ToString(),
                HireDate = DateTime.Now.AddMonths(-i),
                Salary = i^3

Use the grid state

You can use the grid state to put the grid in insert/edit mode without the built-in "Add" command. You can add a button (your own or a GridCommandButton but with a custom command name) to the toolbar, and in its OnClick event you can set the InsertedItem of the grid state as desired.

You can find an example of this in the Initiate Editing or Inserting of an Item example.

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